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After learning about how Velo can provide a total data management solution for your projects, it is time to see how it works by downloading the Velo Desktop Client and connecting to the Velo public server. This limited-time trial is the fastest and easiest way to try Velo.

Getting started begins with your trial account.

To request a trial account via e-mail, contact Velo Support at velo-support@lyris.pnnl.gov with your name, e-mail address, institution, and preferred user name. Once your account is created, you will receive an e-mail with a temporary login password.


Install the Velo Desktop Client

System Requirements

  • Hardware requirements: Desktop computer with at least 1 GB memory
  • Software requirements: 64-bit Windows 7, Java 7 or 8

Downloading and Installing the Velo Desktop Client

The user installs the Velo Desktop Client on a PC, but logs into the Velo server to access data and analysis applications. The Velo Desktop Client runs on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. The Velo Desktop Client software can be downloaded for all operating systems at (coming soon)

Java is no longer bundled with the Velo Desktop Client. You must install the Java JDK 1.7 or higher on your computer in order for the Velo Desktop Client to run. The JDK may be downloaded from

Java JDK 1.7

Java JDK 1.8

During the installation, the user will be prompted to select the maximum memory allocated for the Velo Desktop Client. The amount of memory selected should depend on the total memory of the computer. The default during installation is 2GB, which is sufficient for most applications.



Installing On Windows

The Velo Desktop Client runs on 64-bit Windows 7 operating systems. Velo Desktop Client is not currently supported on Windows 8. Java JDK must be installed first, prior to installing Velo Desktop Client (see above).

The Velo Desktop Client can be installed on all Windows operating systems using the Windows Installer (.exe) installation package. It is strongly recommended that the Velo Desktop Client be installed in a user-owned directory. The default installation directory is located in the user directory ($USER_HOME/Velo Desktop Client).

Uninstalling On Windows

To unistall the Velo Desktop Client, find the directory where the Velo Desktop Client is installed and delete. The Velo Desktop Client does not make any changes to the Windows registry, so it is not necessary to remove the Velo Desktop Client through the Windows Control Panel.



Installing On Mac

The Velo Desktop Client runs on Mac OS X and is installed using a jar file. The Java JDK must be installed first, prior to installing the Velo Desktop Client (see above). Users may need to enter the path to where Java JDK is installed during the Velo Desktop Client installation.

To install the Velo Desktop Client under Mac OS X, double-click the downloaded .jar file to launch, or use the java -javVelo Desktop Client.mac.x86_64.jar command in a terminal window.

Uninstalling On Mac

To uninstall the Velo Desktop Client, find the directory where the Velo Desktop Client is installed, and remove it by moving it to the trash.



Installing On Linux

To install the Velo Desktop Client under Linux, use the java -jar Velo Desktop Client.linux.x86_64.jar command in a terminal window.

Uninstalling On Linux

To uninstall the Velo Desktop Client, find the the directory where the Velo Desktop Client is installed and remove it using the rmdir command.


User Feedback

Improving the Velo Desktop Client installation depends on the support and feedback of users. If the installation is lacking some important feature, or if a bug is discovered, please report it by contacting us at velo-support@lyris.pnnl.gov.


Automatic Updates

The Velo Desktop Client has an automatic update feature that will notify the user of updates after logging in. If software updates exist, a message will appear in the lower right corner of the Velo Desktop Client startup screen. To update, the user must click on the notification box, and accept the license agreement to install. Although the user is asked to restart or continue working, it is strongly recommended to restart the Velo Desktop Client once installation is complete. It is also recommended to install software updates as they become available.


Velo source code and binary distributions are available under the terms of the Educational Community License (ECL) 2.0.
You may obtain a copy of the ECL 2.0 license at http://opensource.org/licenses/ecl2.php.


User Support

Follow the instructions and tutorials found on the User Support page to get started.

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